Who doesn’t love a little luxury? We don’t always give ourselves permission to splurge. With Mothers’ Day, Graduation, Weddings and other special events coming up, it’s your chance to give her something she really wants. Here are some of the “gilty” pleasures to delight every woman.
The Seoul Large Laptop Backpack from Kipling ($114) is one of the prettiest backpacks we’ve found. It’s Kipling’s best-selling laptop bag for a good reason: the water-resistant nylon bag has everything you want in a stylish and functional bag. It has a top carry handle, adjustable, padded backpack straps, a top and front zip pocket, and a 15″ laptop sleeve plus a large interior slip pocket.
There are water bottle pockets on the sides. The quality is unmatched. Kipling, founded in 1987 in Antwerp Belgium named the brand after Rudyard Kipling, the author of the classic novel “The Jungle Book.” You’ll get the Kipling icon of a monkey on a remove-able key fob on the bag!
This is a great gift for the traveler, the student, and the woman who wants to keep her hands, free. The bag comes in lots of colors. our (smaller $90) version is Fresh Teal that looks mint green. Kipling is synonymous with luxury. For more information visit the Kipling Website: www.kipling-usa.com
Let her know that she is your “YBF” (your best friend) with some of these beautifully packaged beauty goodies from Your Best Friend Cosmetics.
The YBF Fall in Love Lipstick Duo ($22.80) offers a lightly scented lipstick and lip gloss duo so luxe and good for lips with a paraben-free formula infused with Smart Active Complexes. The lipstick case is the cutest: the top opens up to reveal a mirror and is held closed with a small, sparkling pink crystal.
There are several duos: Passionate Pink (our sample), Bloomin’ Berry/Rockin’ Raspberry, Regal & Romantic Red, & Kissable Coral. The thing to note is how silky and luxurious these lippies are, but also so affordable.
YBF Your Best Friend Compacts
These YBF Double Blushing Duos ($19/each) have the blingy-est clear and black studded compacts. Choose from a plum or peach blush in two shades. Contour with matte shade and add shimmer to the apple of your cheeks with shimmer shade. The blush is finely milled and looks natural, and glowing. This is just gorgeous makeup!
Glam her contouring efforts with the YBF Simply Superb Sculpt ($44.80). They define, camouflage, and blend in a large compact glittering with crystals and black and clear studs. Try this contour set featuring matte and pearl powders (instructions are included). Find it at ybfbeauty.com
A Beautiful Scarf by ECHO
She can never have too many scarves, but some of the best are by Echo. This “Flight of Fancy” scarf ($69) comes in blue, cream or red.
This sample in “Blue Bell” is not just pretty, it will remind her of blue skies and the bluebird of happiness! The Echo signature square is 36″ c 36.” It can also be worn as a headwrap, a belt or to adorn her purse.
The quality of the print and the silk is unmatched. This is truly a little luxury that will last and be passed down to the next generation. Echo is a family business that began in 1923 so what better way to celebrate the women in your family than with an echo scarf as a gift! For more information visit: www.echodesign.com
We love affordable, artisanal wearable art. In our photo below are four pieces of jewelry we learned about from the Accessories Council. (from top left going clockwise, let them bring joy to yourself or someone special:
Pink Karma’s gold plated or sterling silver wave necklace ($250-$270) is available in 16″ or 18″ chain lengths, The focus is a 1.5″ charm delicate pendant of graceful, fluted waves perfectly sculpted at their crests to twinkle in the light. Even the silver chain includes a tiny heart This piece is handcrafted in the USA and it can also be worn backward for a different look.We’re showing you a closeup of the pendant detail. It’s delicate but really a special necklace she can wear every day and that she’ll treasure, forever.
The Amaya Floral Drop Earrings by Blossom Box ($65) are show-stoppers made by artisans in India (the designs are from the USA). These gold-plated earrings are large (3.5″ Width: 2.5″) but surprisingly lightweight and comfortable on your ears. They’re richly decorated with crystals and pearls. Wear these earrings and it’s all you need dress up anything for a special occasion. Visit www.blossomboxjewelry.com
Marcia Moran’s LYSS Square Charm Earrings ($90) have textured squares on two long chains that make a sound like a soft wind chime when she moves. The sexy earrings are available in both rhodium or 8k gold plated. These lightweight earrings measure 2.25″. Marcia’s jewelry has been featured on numerous TV shows and on the red carpet. It’s sold in select Bloomingdales and Harvey Nichols locations across the globe. Also visit: www.shop-marciamoran.com
We love jewelry that multitasks. This choker ($95) by Millianna is a great example of a trendy piece of jewelry that can be worn many different ways. Wear the Handwoven Cut Crystal Choker with tiny sparkling circles in the front, and the soft deerskin ties in back, Tie the ends in front with a bow. You can also wear it as a headband flapper style or tied behind the neck. The necklace is 8.25″ long. Each piece is handmade by skilled artisans, many of whom arrived in the US with the World Relief Organization to whom MILLIANNA offers training classes. Visit: www.millianna.com
We love John Wind jewelry for vintage made modern. The Celebrating Women collection features a “Mom Celebrating Women Bangle ($88). Remind her of how special she is. The jewelry is made in Providence, RI and Wind’s studio in Philadelphia, PA. Materials include 18kt gold-plated bronze, sterling silver, freshwater pearls, and Swarovski crystals.
Better still, 5% of sales will be donated to non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting women’s health and rights (The Hunger Project, The Alliance of Career Development Nonprofits and the Cancer Support Community’s Registry). For more information visit :https://www.maximalart.com/
TERRIFIC TIMEX WATCH
Time may be fleeting but a TIMEX watch will be on her wrist for years.
The Waterbury Rose Gold watch ($109) by TIMEX Group is our choice for an elegant everyday timepiece. It’s simple but elegant, with a lovely rose-gold-toned plated stainless steel case and a cream-colored face/ There’s also a high-quality gray moc-croc leather buckle strap band.
The water-resistant watch has a large face with easy-to-read numbers and an INDIGLO® Light-Up Watch Dial. It’s to see the number, even in the dark. No matter how many watches she already owns, this beautiful watch from TIMEX will be a favorite. TIMEX sells millions of watches each year worldwide.
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